IBM's Ravi Arimilli and Juniper Networks' Pradeep Sindhu are amongst the 25 most influential senior IT managers in the world, according to InfoWorld's CTO forum.
The main objective of CTO Awards, says InfoWorld, is to highlight the achievements of those who reflect brilliant minds behind corporate IT across various industry sectors.
Ravi Arimilli bagged the first slot, while the other top five winners included CTOs from companies namely Citadel Security, CollabNet, Emulex, LogicLibrary and AT&T.
Ravi Arimilli is currently the chief scientist of IBM. He is a holder of more patents -- 305 -- than any other IBM employee and is the youngest-ever IBM fellow. He was IBM's most prolific inventor of 2002 and led the Power4 and Power5 server project since 1996.
He shot to fame for leading IBM from No 4 position to No 1 in Unix server market share and his career includes work on the Blue Pacific supercomputer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Pradeep Sindhu, founder and CTO of Juniper Networks, believes the Internet has some growing up to do. In 2003 he proposed his Infranet Initiative, which describes a business-class Internet with improved QoS based on open standards instead of proprietary network enhancements.
The 25 most influential CTOs
- Ravi Arimilli, IBM fellow and chief scientist, IBM
- Pradeep Sindhu, CTO, Juniper Networks
- Carl Banzhof, vice president of technology and co-founder, Citadel Security
- Brian Behlendorf, founder and CTO, CollabNet
- Stuart Berman, vice president and CTO, Emulex
- Brent Carlson, vice president of technology and co-founder, LogicLibrary
- Hossein Eslambolchi, CTO and CIO, AT&T
Dan Foody, CTO, Actional
- Eng Lim Goh, senior vice president and CTO, Silicon Graphics
- Laurence Grant, chief technologist and vice president, Talk America
- Tim Howes, CTO and executive vice president, Opsware
- Scott Hrastar, CTO and vice president of engineering, AirDefense
- Eugene Kuznetsov, founder and CTO, DataPower
- Jim Lester,s enior vice president and CTO, Aflac
- Kristin Lovejoy, CTO and CIO, Consul risk management
Dave Martin, CIO, Farm Credit Services of America
- Addison McGuffin, CTO, Health Care Service Corp.
- Robert Otto, CTO and vice president of IT, US Postal Service
- Toby Redshaw, vice president of IT strategy, architecture, and e-business, Motorola
- Barry Robinson, director of IT operations, Trizec Properties
Alberto Savoia, CTO, vice president of engineering, and founder, Agitar
- Bruce Schneier, founder and CTO, Counterpane Internet Security
- Barry Shuler, senior vice president of IT strategy, Marriott International
- Greg Whitehead, CTO, Trustgenix
- Brent Zempel, CTO, Life Time Fitness